Pictures leaked from AoU trailer… but why the Hulkbuster now?

IMG_4721 So, let’s start with first things first. No one is sitting at home saying, “Why does the stupid Hulkbuster armor have to be in this movie? It’s just dumb.” No one… not one single soul. The Hulkbuster has always been a fan favorite and getting to see it in “live action” (or CGI action if you will) is going to be pure awesome! In the last Avengers movie we saw Thor and the big green machine go at it and now its the man in the iron armor to give it a swing.

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After seeing the awesome “leaked” photo of the suit, from what we all figure is the trailer set to release next week, the only question I have is… Why? Now you can see the picture to the right if you have yet to see it. It looks awesome, it looks massive, and it looks like I always hoped it would, but that does not stop me from asking, why now? The timing seems interesting. Lets consider a few thing here. The Avengers have assembled yet again to take down the greatest villain the comic movie world has seen yet. (Beside Thanos in GotG) There is a war raging like nothing any of them have ever seen, given the poster that was released at SDCC this year. There are new Avengers in the group and that takes training and getting used to. All of this going on and now… Let’s take the hulk down!

The only reason this suit is ever used is to stop the Hulk, or something just as big, so we know that it’s not Ultron. The loss of speed would be too much of a disadvantage against him. So the Hulk gets so out of control that in the middle of this war that Tony is forced to pull out a suit strong enough to stop him…or at least slow him down. Here are the only reason I could see him using the armor at all for this movie:

1. It is the start of the movie and the government calls in Tony to stop the Hulk. He has lost control and something has to be done. Tony will say yes because he is the only one with an ego big enough to take him on. Thor is not in the picture yet, so there is no using him. This is also a perfect out for Tony to make a new suit after Iron Man 3. Oh and don’t forget, remember the end of the Hulk movie where Tony walks into the bar to find Thunderbolt Ross? Makes a little sense now doesn’t it?

2. Ultron some how takes control of the Hulk. This seems the least likely to me, but if it can be done Ultron would be the one to do it. Even though it seems Loki really wanted to, I doubt if would have be able to wrangle something as powerful as the Hulk. Will Ultron use the Hulk against the Avengers?

3. Even though the question has been asked before and the answer was no. Is this the start to a Planet Hulk movie? Will they shoot the Hulk into space to get rid of him? How else do you control something so violent, with Banner not running the show upstairs. Think about this too though… With Civil war being the story for Cap 3, can we have Civil War with Hulk and Banner running around? Is this how you get rid of him for the time being? Of course, they did say that some of the Guardians of the Galaxy would meet up some some of the Avengers… is this why? Do they find the Hulk? Maybe in a post credits scene?

Now some of these theories may be a little off, hence the theories part, but they could all be viable with a little fleshing out. What do you think they are doing with this move? Does it matter to you at all or do you just want to see them go at it? Let us know in the comments!Screenshots_2014-10-22-16-04-35

Before you go… enjoy this leaked picture of Ultron as well… What is there to say about that besides…. Hell Yes! He looks awesome and with James Spader doing the voice, I’m sure there will be no disappointment! Till next time guys!

 

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Sugar³ : Welcome!

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Hey Guys! This is GlycoNerd with Projects Playground and I’m starting a weekly segment just about three random/nerdy things that catch my attention. I work, go to school, play mom and wife, run a doll website, make cosplays, go to conventions and now help write a blog! I’m superwoman right? No, seriously… have you ever seen us together? I’m just saying it’s a possibility… just kidding. Or am I? Ha! Anyway, here are our topics for this week. Hope you enjoy!

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The Beginning of a New Era: More Female Superheroes

As I’m sure you’ve heard, Marvel Comics has made some drastic changes to some of their most iconic characters in history; one of these being the fall of the original Thor. Marvel has yet released what makes Thor unworthy but they have posted a picture of what unworthy Thor looks like. He looks beat down; rugged torn clothes imageand you’ll notice he’s not carrying his hammer, Mjolnir. Most of us know that Thor’s hammer holds all the power of Thor. It is not necessarily the person, so of course if he is unworthy of wielding it he loses most of his power. Sure his battle axe can do some damage and he can still fight off Gods but he is unable to use the weather to his advantage, create force fields and create blasts of energy.

So if Thor is no longer Thor, who will be the new Thor? Good question. Marvel has release the news that the new Thor will be a female but no one really knows where she comes from or who she is. Is she someone we’ve met before in older comics? Also, Ryan Penagos, executive editor, makes it very clear image (1)that this is not a Lady Thor or a Female Thor but that she IS Thor! I think it’s pretty cool. Having more female characters opens the market a little bit more for female readers but when Marvel was asked why they chose a woman to be the new Thor they responded with this, “It’s not about filling a certain quota. It’s about providing a shot in the arm to the Thor titles definitely, but it’s something that’s a natural part of where this story and the Thor title is going.” Will Moss, Marvel Comics Editor. So, that’s not really what they are doing but still it’s going to be a great idea!

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Fashion Trends Gone Horribly Wrong!

Last but not least, I saw a few things out today while I was walking around the mall with my husband and holy moly people! image (2)There is some crazy stuff out there. Now, by no means do I know fashion but I know when stuff just isn’t right! Like, I’ve seen that overalls were making some sort of comeback or whatever but overall sweats?! Seriously? Who thinks this crap up? Look at this! —–>

 

 

Oh, and let’s not forget about the adult size onesie body suit… This is just ridiculous come image (3)on now? Could you imagine going on a hot date and your man trying to tug up on your shirt and you have to be like hold on let me unbutton my crotch first!

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Orange is the New Black goes dark (or does it?), Spielberg kills a dino, and we talk with the new God(dess) of Thunder!

Well boys and girls it is now time, once again to enter the playground and take a break from all the stresses of the day. Today we take on one of the hardest topics in all of the world… the stupidity of the human race and things that just want to make you face palm… so let’s dig in!

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dinoLet’s start with this beauty. The picture to the left has cause some trouble this week when people got outraged over it. People we mad that Spielberg went out and “pouched” this poor dinosaur…. I want you to sit back and think that over for a minute… don’t worry, I’ll wait…

That’s right, this species has been extinct for a massive amount of time. Yet people were truly upset over it. They called him names and demanded apologies for it. Seriously? That’s just to much stupid for me to comprehend…

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Orange is the New Black has become a huge hit from it release on Netflix and millions of people have watched both seasons more than once, but now all that has been brought to a halt.

Thanks to the fact that people can not just leave well enough alone, the shows third season has been canceled. Apparently the main man of Netflix and the head of OitNB clashed over how many major male roles there were in a show based around a  women’s prison… How many major male roles do you expect there to be?

He only made it worse, the head of Netflix, by making remarks about how a woman’s place is in the kitchen and how can she do that from prison? Seriously? We are in 2014 and you are going to make remarks about a woman’s place? Sure, the random make me a sandwich jokes will bring laughs and stares but doing that in a professional way is nothing but major trouble…..who would do that?

Answer to that question is no one. Seems that even us, in our never failing wisdom, (yeah right) got duped and feel for a good old fashion hoax. As much as we hate to admit it this store was nothing more than a joke pulled by Empire News. Well we can all breath easy now and wait for the sure to be great 3rd season!

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The lovely KC Rikku was nice enough to let us ask our questions and the answers are fantastic! Make sure to read through it and check her out on facebook! Here we go!

1. If you could own one object from the comic book universe, what would it be?

If I could own any object of the comic book universe it would probably be either Iron Man’s suit or Batman’s Bat Cave (does that count as an item?? haha). First off, the technology in both of these is otherworldly and magnificent. I feel like with either one of these items anything is possible!

2. What was your favorite video game as a kid growing up?

My favorite video game growing up would have to be either Pokemon or Final Fantasy X. From the Pokemon franchise I am pretty much obsessed with all the games and I can’t help but get lost in such a glorious world full of incredible creatures. But with Final Fantasy X, it was such a moving and emotional journey for me. I’ve played that game all the way through at least 3 times. Hands down, it is my favorite from the Final Fantasy franchise

3. Is there a cosplay you have wanted to do but didn’t? If so, why?

There are many cosplay’s I want to do but haven’t, mostly because I am very new on the scene and I am still learning my way around the craft. One cosplay that would be absolutely amazing for me to try and do someday would be to build a full Samus suit that is easy enough to move in and that lights up. I think that would be my biggest challenge in the future if I decide to take it on. I hesitate because I know I still haven’t developed the skills to take on a project like that. Not on my own at least, not yet.

4. Which is better Italian food or oriental?

Oh boy! This one is a toughy Honestly, I’m a huge fan of pasta and noodles so italian and ortiental food both hold a special place in my heart but if I had to choose I’d lean toward oriental, more specifically, Thai food. It is so damn delicious the way they blend their different flavors and spices together! Mmmm… I’m getting hungry just thinking about it! Disclaimer: It might not seem like it but I am a HUGE fatass and foodie!

5. What are your plans for the rest of the year?

My plans for the rest of the year… Honestly, I don’t think more than a few months ahead in the future when it comes to cosplay. Currently, I’ll be going to NYCC in October and Animate! Miami in November. After that, we shall see how things go

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Well guys, another Wednesday come and gone. Make sure to check back through out the week and see all the new stuff we have coming. You can also go back to this last weekend and check out all the coverage from Tokyo in Tulsa Anime Con! We had a blast and there was just a ton of fun! Our next convention coverage will be GlitchCon on August 1st-3rd! Until next week guys, live long and prosper!

Uncle E goes easter egg hunting!

SPOILERS WILL BE INCLUDED!!

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Here comes Uncle Excelsior!  Hoppin’ down the Marvel Trail!

Hippity Hop, Easter’s on its way!

That’s right, True Believers!  It’s Easter weekend and what better time, I thought, than sift through the many Easter Eggs Marvel has left scattered throughout their awesome set of movies!  Now, I’m not going to go through every one of them.  Hecks, that would take a while and I would just bore you; seeing you have already read a myriad of things about this subject.  NO, I’m going to pull out the choice eggs from my basket; the ones that I think will drive next phase!

First of all, let me reiterate that Marvel/Disney sticks the closest to the comic continuity than any of the big three superhero movie companies.  And, after digging through all of these, I am thoroughly convinced that Marvel is going to continue this with few variances.  I have laid out what I think they are doing and where they will be going in an earlier article.

 ( http://moviepilot.com/posts/2014/02/19/the-next-phase-for-the-avengers-continuity-at-last-1243272?lt_source=external,manual )

 

THE VISION/HUMAN TORCH CONNECTION

(EASTER EGG FROM CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER)

Word is that there is a scene in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron that is being filmed in London right now that takes place in the 40s. It includes Chris Evans (Captain America) and Haley Atwell (Peggy Carter) in what may be a flashback scene.  What is odd about this shoot is one other ‘third wheel’ actor that seems a bit out of place. I’m talking about Vision actor, Paul Bettany. What would he be doing there? There are only two options I can think of.  Time Travel; the Time Gem is involved or the Vision is involved in the flashback.  In other words, Steve Rogers met him in the past or the android is fashioned after someone that Steve Rogers/Captain America knew back in the 40s..  Is that possible?  Does it have comic precedence? YOU BETCHA!   And the oldest nerd alive is here to give ya the lowdown!!

According to Marvel Comics Cannon, the Vision was built using an older android. One created by one Dr. Phineas T Horton in the later 1930s. This android had a unique reaction to exposure to oxygen; he exploded into flame! Yes, this android was the ORIGINAL human torch! The good doctor kept the ‘TORCH’ in a glass case until the now (get this) sentient android could gain control of its powers! It did gain control of those powers and took on the human identity of Jim Hammonds and joined Captain America, Bucky and Namor as the super Ally group, THE INVADERS.

Now, and this is why I love the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they dropped a major Easter Egg in Captain America: The First Avenger concerning the original Human Torch. Check out the scene below showing a display in the World’s Fair sequence of the movie which seems to be a man in a glass container wearing the Torch’s trademark red garb! It was part of a science exhibit at the fair, with a big sign hanging above that says “Dr. Phineas Horton Presents The Synthetic Man.” Beginning to get it?

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Now, back to the Vision. In the comics, Henry Pym aka Ant-Man made Ultron and the fifth incarnation, ULTRON V, made the Vision using parts from the disassembled original Torch.  Although they are passing the blame to Tony Stark for creating Ultron, this could definitely be the plan for AGE OF ULTRON.  To have Cap remember seeing the original android on display at the World’s Fair back in the 40s and finding the resemblance with this Vision which was created by a renegade sentient AI we call ULTRON!

 Remember that scene from Iron Man 2 where Happy talks about the robot in the basement?  Is this the deactivated Human Torch Android waiting to be tinkered with?  Most everybody else assumed he was talking about the ‘dummy’ who Tony made fun of all the time.

No, the more I think about it, the more I’m convinced that this option is where they’re going! It just makes sense and proves that the MCU is sticking the closest to continuity than any of the movie companies!

Another tidbit concerning A.I. (Artificial Intellegence) was the successful experiment of Arnim Zola to transfer himself  into the old computer system as revealed by Cap and Widow in the old Shield base.  Does Arnim’s success and his algorithm have anything to do with the creation of the Vision and/or Ultron?  I guess it’s wait and see.

VIBRANIUM

 Another EASTER EGG that has popped up in more than one Marvel movie has been the fictional element/metal, Vibranium.  The first mention of Vibranium was in Iron Man 2 where Tony Stark created a new element.  It was unnamed in the movie, but, in the written adaptation, they called it Vibranium.  Now, actually, Tony Stark rediscovered the element after decoding a hidden message containing the structure of the element left in the diorama of the 1974 Stark Expo by his father, Howard. It is possible that JARVIS was using its existing knowledge & analysis on Vibranium structure given by Tony’s father.  Tony Stark synthesized Vibranium.

 Strangely enough, Captain America: The First Avenger had a mention of it too.  Howard Stark talked about it as if it was already a known element.  Stark mentioned that Vibranium was stronger than steel and one third the weight.  Unfortunately, Stark used all the Vibranium he had to make Cap’s shield that was able to withstand a hit by Thor’s mighty, mystical hammer!

 It is also assumed that THE WINTER SOLDIER’S metal arm is made of Vibranium.  That would explain why it does recoil off Cap’s shield in their many battles and Bucky was able to catch the shield with no problem or vibration.  You see Vibranium is thus called because it absorbs vibrations and doesn’t reflect it back.  This would make the lack of throw back when Cap fought Thor make sense.  But where is all of this Vibranium coming from?

Now, also in Iron Man 2 was another tidbit linked to Vibranium.  If you blink you’d have miss it, but there’s a map of Antarctica amongst Howard Stark’s possessions in the crate that SHIELD gives Tony.   Well, back to comic book cannon.  It’s also possible that Antarctica is the source of the Vibranium that is used in Captain America’s shield.   According to official Marvel Comics Cannon, Vibranium was first discovered in Antarctica, but there’s somewhere else where the metal is found in abundance… Wakanda

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According to the comics, the main source of Vibranium on Earth is Wakanda, home of T’challa, the Black Panther.  Back to the end of Iron Man 2.  As Tony is being debriefed by Nick Fury, we see a world map in the background.  There are hot spots marked and the most focus seems to be in Africa.  Could the ‘red incident icon’ be marking Wakanda?

 In the animated Ultimate Avengers movies, the Chitarri use Vibranium in all of their personal armor and ships hulls.  Apparently, they were low on a source because they attacked Wakanda to get at more. (Ultimate Avengers: the Movie and Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther)  And in, Agents of Shield, they have a special interrogation room made of Vibranium (Episode: ‘The Well’)  Also, in a comic book connection with the Star Spangled Avenger, the story FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS set in World War II tells the tale of how the Black Panther and Captain America along with Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos fight the Nazis to protect the Wakandan source of Vibranium.  This is the first chronicled meeting of Cap and T’Challa who fight none other than Baron Von Strucker and the Red Skull!

 So, Vibranium factors heavily in, not only, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but in Comic Cannon also.  I would not doubt that the filming in Africa have a direct connection to Wakanda and their Vibranium mines. What would happen if an A.I. Renegade android got access to vast quanities of this powerful and strong mineral/metal?  I think this is one of the moves AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON is making.  Vibranium would make Ultron nearly unstoppable and if he makes an army of these Vibranium covered androids as Ultron is prone to doing, then the Avengers will have their hands full!

THE TEN RINGS!

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The Ten Rings debuted in the original Iron Man.  They were the terrorist organization that kidnapped Tony Stark and used him to create weapons.  The TEN RINGS is also a direct reference to the greatest IRON MAN villain of all time, THE MANDARIN.  But, did you know that the TEN RINGS were in Iron Man 2? You wouldn’t be alone if you didn’t.  In fact, Jon Favreau who plays Happy confirmed this in an interview.  

 

‘The guy who gives [Whiplash] the Monaco ticket is from Ten Rings,’ Favreau  was reported as saying.  This would mean that the Mandarin’s terrorist arm was working behind the scenes to help Whiplash get his revenge on Tony Stark, which means that they’re involved throughout the Iron Man sagaa

I know what your thinking.Isn’t  the ten rings actually AIM?

 I think I can safely say it was the actual TEN RINGS involved throughout most of the story.  They’ve been real from the very beginning.   Iron Man 3 was a huge ruse to set up the most powerful, most dangerous villain Tony Stark has ever faced.  This is the next phase of IRON MAN.  It’s what they have been hinting at from the very first movie.  And whether they planned this or did this to appease the fans, I don’t care!  This fan will take it gladly, True Believer!

 PROJECT PEGASUS

 If you pay close attention in Iron Man 2, you would see a crate that he retrieves things from while he is ‘creating this new element’.  On the box was the name PROJECT PEGASUS.  Now this may be just a nod to old school Marvel comics, but the MCU doesn’t waste much on trifling cameos.  Usually, their chance encounters with comic book cannon are signs of things to come.

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 In the comics, PROJECT PEGASUS was a government facility for researching alternative energy sources.  In the end, it became, strangely enough, a prison for super powered beings.   In the AVENGERS, it was the subterranean facility where the Tesseract is being studied by Erik Selvig. It collapses during Loki’s escape with the infinity gem at the beginning of the movie.  Also the files brought to Tony Stark later on are all related to the destruction of this project.  Will we see it come back?  Will it be involved in the incarceration of super criminals?  

THE CONTINUED EXISTANCE OF THE SUPER SOLDIER SERUM

 What gave Bucky the power to be THE WINTER SOLDIER?  What was it that they gave Blonksy the ability to transform into the Abomination?  The super-Soldier Serium!?

 You’re no doubt aware that it was the mysteriously named “Super-Soldier Serum” that transformed the weak, skinny Steve Rogers into Captain America in The First Avenger. But were you aware that this same formula was the one given to Tim Roth’s bad guy Blonksy in The Incredible Hulk, so that he would be able to battle the Hulk?

Seriously: Blonsky is even told that the serum was developed “during WWII,” and is granted super speed, agility and strength by way of a small dosage. Of course, he eventually succumbs to the serum’s inherent flaws when it begins to decompose his skeleton and he transforms into the Abomination.

 “The serum amplifies everything that is inside, so good becomes great; bad becomes worse. This is why you were chosen. Because the strong man who has known power all his life, may lose respect for that power, but a weak man knows the value of strength, and knows… compassion.”

―Abraham Erskine to Steve Rogers in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

 This would explain why Blonsky became the Abomination and not a super-Soldier like Steve Rogers.  This brings us to a little known corner of the Marvel Universe and Iron Man 3.

 Ellen Brandt, who was played in Iron Man 3 by Stephanie Szostak and created those nifty exploding plants,  was a character who was in part responsible for the creation of Man-Thing.   Ted Sallis, who she was involved with romantically, was a scientist who worked for S.H.I.E.L.D attempting to recreate the very Super Soldier serum that made Rogers the Star Spangled Avenger.  However, A.I. M. (YES!  The same A.I.M. That was in Iron Man 3) infiltrated the project and compromised Brandt and influenced her to turn on Sallis; shooting him near fatally.  Sallis attempted to save himself by using the experiment Serum on himself.  The result?  The Man-Thing!

 The Man-Thing lived his life out in the swamps of Florida as the guardian of the NEXUS OF ALL REALITIES which was there in the swamps.  Dr. Strange has been involved with this Nexus many times and it would play into the story nicely considering we’re dealing with gems of time, space, reality etc.

Kevin Feige did say that there will be hints of what’s to come in Iron Man 3 that might not be recognized at first, and Doc Strange is also mentioned by Shield Agent Sitwell as targets of Hydra along with Bruce Banner in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER.  So, The Super-Soldier serum, Brandt’s mutanagetic work with exploding plants/people, Dr. Strange and the Man-Thing could factor in especially if they looking to hook up Doc with the rest of the Marvel Universe in his own movie.

 
Erik Selvig’s chalkboard 

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As Selvig is holding class in the insane asylum during THOR: THE DARK WORLD, he stands in front of an innocent looking chalkboard with a lot of nonsense on it, right?  Well, to the trained eye aka a Marvel True Believer, some of that nonsense makes perfect sense.

 (1) 616 Universe

 FIRST, right in the middle of the board is the word ‘616 Universe’.  Any Marvel comics fan of any worth would know that this is Marvel’s own designation for its mainstream comics universe.  This tells us that, unlike was previously thought, the MCU IS the mainstream comic universe.  This explains their relative strictness of continuity.  
(2) THE FAULT.

 This actually has connections with a comic’s cannon Thanos story.  It first appeared in the WAR OF KINGS story-line and involved (grab onto something) the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Nova Corps which just so happens to be hitting the big screen this August!  It could also be teasing an INHUMANS movie which has been hinted greatly about and much anticipated.  To be sure, Marvel has concentrated much of its comic energies to following the Inhumans and pushing them in many story-lines lately.

 (The Fault is a tear in the universe that leads to a number of alternate realities. The tear was caused by a Terrigen bomb and was created by Black Bolt, leader of The Inhumans. The story ultimately led to the cosmic crossover The Thanos Imperative, which seems significant considering the involvement of Thanos in both the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.)

 (3) The Crossroads.

 The Crossroads has been explained as a nexus point between infinite alien dimensions.  Back in Hulk #300, Doctor Strange (He keeps showing up doesn’t he?) banished the Hulk to the Crossroads when he became consumed by the rampaging beast. Strange was also involved in banishing the Hulk off planet in later stories.  This story-line called WORLD WAR HULK was once rumored to be the basis for AVENGERS 3.

 This leaves us with a lot to chew on.  Will the Fault and the Crossroads become major backdrops for the overall story?  With the THANOS IMPERATIVE drive the scripts from here on?  

 SURTUR

 When the worlds converged late in Thor: The Dark World, one of the portals led to Muspelheim, the realm of fire and we get a glimpse of Surtur.  Now this Fire Demon is the very entity who tries to bring about Ragonarok, the end of Asgard!  According to the comics, Surtur rivals Odin.  Thor can’t defeat him by himself.  With Loki masquerading as Odin, will this demon possibly take the opportunity to attack Asgard?

 I say, YES!

 The rumors around Thor and the MCU have already started to use the word ROGANAROK in hushed whispers.  The fact that the SURTUR SAGA, written and drawn by the excellent Walt Simonson, was one of the most powerful series of Thor EVER should push this idea to the forefront.  The end of Asgard.  Thor with nowhere left to go but Earth.  I could even see Thor have to battle the Midgard Serpent to save Earth.  It would be powerfully dramatic to make him have to chose between Asgard and Midgard (Earth).

 (Tidbit:  Maliketh, the Dark Elfs and KURSE were also story features during Simonson’s run.)

 THE WINTER SOLDIER

 Finally, the revelations of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER have left us with a shattered Bucky Barnes with super speed, strength and reflexes (wonder where that came from?) and out from under the control of HYDRA.  So what now?  

 He becomes Captain America.  It is as simple as that.  Something tragic happens in the war with Thanos.  Steve Rogers is a casualty.  Bucky Barnes is primed to take his place.  He will be the ICON to lead the next phase of Avengers!  This will be where Marvel/Disney will be tested.  If Robert Downey, Jr. leaves the suit behind and is followed by Chris Hemsworth. (Chris Evans is a lock to leave the shield after Avengers 3), then we will be looking a whole new landscape for the AVENGERS.  We will be moving into the next phase of the team and whole new team.  A team occupied by a strange, uncertain lot.  Hawkeye, Black Widow, the Iron Patriot, the Falcon, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and the Vision.  Not to mention, Ms. Marvel who has been rumored for about a year or so now.

 No, the more of the Marvel movies I watch, the more i’m convinced I’m right about where they’re going.  And, if you don’t understand this, read the first 50 or so AVENGERS comics from back in the 60s and 70s and/or read my article  
 ( http://moviepilot.com/posts/2014/02/19/the-next-phase-for-the-avengers-continuity-at-last-1243272?lt_source=external,manual )

 So, till next week, have a Happy Easter and enjoy the eggs!

A Marvel rundown and we caught a butterfly… Cosplay Butterfly that is

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Welcome back friends and new comers alike! Hope you are all having an amazing week. Here on the o’playground we have been having a ball. With Captain America: The Winter Soldier coming out and all the questions left and all the pieces finally put together, it been fun.

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Photo from Jericho Invented that

But before we get to all that we would like to take a minute a pay our respects to the Ultimate Warrior. I know some of you may not have grown up with wrestling or like it at all but for me, they were my first superheros. This one especially. I always loved watching him and listening to him. He was a great wrestler and like a said, to me a superhero. He will be missed.

So this week we bring you a purely Marvel IIR. I will warn you here… If you have not seen WS  (winter soldier) then you may not want to read this section… just scroll down till you see…… (make sure to check out the nerd wife review of the movie here)

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Now for those of you who have to just can not wait to hear all about it let’s get down to it!

The hardest choice is where to start. In the Avengers we see Nick Fury and s.h.e.i.l.d. bring the heros together and fight the alien invasion threatening earth. In all the aftermath of that Iron Man is left questioning everything, Thor is left to fight off the dark elves (in fact the events here didn’t seem to bother

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him at all. After all he is the only one used to this kinda thing), Banner is no where to be found (except being mentioned by Arnim Zola during WS along with Steven Strange), and last is Cap. The Captain finds himself doing the same old song and dance. Being the good soldier and taking his orders.

Yada yada yada, we fins ourselves without s.h.e.i.l.d. now. This leaves Cap wondering about his friend Bucky (who we all know is alive and now knows who he is). Add to this the show Agents of S.h.e.i.l.d. and we have a connected universe in cinema that has never been seen.

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“The miricles” at the end of WS (being Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch) are going to come into play thanks to Baron Von Strucker and the mind gem on Loki’s staff. Leaving the twins under his control, but to what end? Surely they will not just rehash the same thing from the first movie and have them fight the Avengers just to turn and be good guys later, just like Hawkeye. And how would one control the Scarlet Witch with that? Is it that powerful?  (My thoughts at least.)

That brings us to the gems… so far (at least fully introduced) we have seen 3 gems. The teseract,  the ether, and the mind gem. (The fourth and maybe more sure to come about in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.) That would leave 3 more for Thanos to get a hold of to bring this all to a head in Avengers 3.

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Let’s step back and look at the GotG movie first. We saw the collector in the end credits of Thor 2. With him “collecting” these and seeming kinda shifty about it,  leads me to believe that he is working with Thanos. (Plus the collector has never really been the one for power)

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But being an eternal why would he do that… unless they stay true to the comics and he is trying to get his brother (the game master) back. Will we see the Game Master, Thanos (yes), and Death in gotg? I hope so.

And as stated above this all is connected on one level or another. So what about the short film “Hail to the King” where the real Mandarin sends his regards to the fake actor… will the 10 rings have anything to do with the infinity gems?

All of this leads us to the Avengers 2… but what about after?

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With Antman coming, Thor 3, Captain America 3, and GotG 2. This leaves us with a huge area to cover and some surprises that I think will blow people’s mind. 

Here are a few of our predictions…

1. Cap will die in Captain America 3 and leave Bucky to take his place.
2. In gotg 2 we will see the kree hero Captain Marvel and that will lead us to Ms. Marvel.
3. The twins will be nothing more than the product MN of genetic manipulation
4. Captain America 3 will blow the new Man of Steel movie out of the water… easily

Now… I know this was a lot of information so take it in… reread it and then let us know what you thought below! Have any predictions that we missed? Think we got it wrong? Tell us!

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Well guys and gals today we have the privilege of talking with a talented coslayer yet again. She goes by Cosplay Butterfly and today she’s answering 5 questions just for us!
Awesome! well here are the questions and i hope you enjoy them!  

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1)If you had to pick one… a freezing cold winter or a blistering hot summer?

Blistering hot Summer!!!! All the way! I have very thick and curly hair, so it really goes wild in the humidity but I’d rather put up with that than be freezing cold. I am such a wimp when it comes to cool temperatures. When I went to Mexico two years ago I had to wear sweaters at night while everyone else was in their summer clothing, because I found it to be cold. I am almost constantly cold, and really can’t stand it haha!  

2)What was the last video game you beat all the way through?

The last video game I beat all the way through…Man, does this include Pokemon Y for the DS3? Hahahha! I would have to say Mario Bros. for the Super Nintendo XD I enjoy playing games but have a really hard time with actually sticking to them before I become bored. So I just play different ones whenever and never really end up finishing them. Or I hang out with friends and we take turns playing through them together. If that is the case then it would have been either Dark Souls or Catherine. : p  

3)Who is your favorite comic book villian?

My favorite comic book villain would have to have been Emma Frost when she was the White Queen of the Hellfire Club from back in the 80’s… Surprise!  

4)what is the most uncomfortable cosplay costume you wear?

The most uncomfortable cosplay costume that I wear would have to beeeeee none of them hahaha! Most of my costumes are made from Spandex and are actually quite comfortable, and I don’t have any problems with showing skin so that doesn’t bother me at all. Maybe my new White Queen costume, because it involves a corset. And every lady knows that real corsets are made for high fashion torture.  

5)What are your plans for the rest of the 2014?

My plans for the rest of 2014 include going into full time school. So that is actually going to be taking up most of my time seeing as it is a 2 year course condensed into 26 weeks. Other than that and work it will definitely be cosplay. I’m going to attending Anime North and Toronto Fan Expo definitely. Although I aspire to go to more conventions it will depend entirely on my school schedule and finances.

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Well, that’s all for this week. Hope you enjoyed our update on the marvel universe and again would like to say thank you to Cosplay Butterfly for visiting us. Make sure to go back and read some of our earlier post and like and subscribe to keep up with all the new things we post! You can always find us on facebook here! Until next time guys, this is Steps!